Monday, December 13, 2010

Why? Why? WHY?

I hit Next Blog and a religious blog came up.
I hit it again. Another religious blog.
Hit. Jesus.
Hit. God.
Hit. Born again.
I'm like, WTF?
Doesn't Blogger "group" blogs so that when you hit Next Blog you are seeing bloggers of a feather? Flocking?
I didn't think I was all that religious.
I mean, there's no Jesus Loves You buttons on the side of my blog. No crosses. No Bible quotes.
I wrote ONE story about Jesus, and I didn't even mention Jesus (it was very vague; for the most part, everybody thought Jesus was a dead husband... but that's a philosophical question for another day).
I kept hitting Next Blog and eventually the blogs changed somewhat.
They went from religious blogs to crafty religious blogs.
Quilters who pray.
Scrapbookers who liked the birthing canal so much they did it a few times. (Hey, there are days I'd agree to be born again, but only if there's an epidural involved... mmmm, I love epidurals - sung to the tune of I Love Turtles).
OK.. so... not only am I not that religious, I'm also not crafty.
Not even a bit!
I can barely sew a button on. Can't knit. Can't crochet. Can't embroider. Can't hold scissors without cutting some piece of flesh (could be handy for circumcisions, I guess).
I don't get it.
I thought that almost an entire year of flash fiction stories might put me in the company of other writers, not religious crafters. Not that there's anything wrong with being a religious crafter – it's just that we're not of the same flock, you see what I'm saying?
So I'm feeling a bit like a lost lamb, searching for my flock.
I need to get flocked, obviously.


  1. "I need to get flocked" - ha! Classic Cathy. I'd take it as a compliment that the computers can't classify you, my dear. You're one of a kind. Either that, or they recognize that reading your stories is a kind of religious experience :)

  2. Make like a shepherd and get the flock out of there.

  3. Hmmm. I'd guess the universe is trying to tell you something, and just in time for Christmas, too.

  4. Obviously...silly girl, you're married now.

    Perhaps it's a message from God that you should be turning your life in another direction than writing. Maybe crafting...

  5. wow muskoka river ! I love it you need to get flocked ! You are one of a kind in one of my most favorite places .

  6. I once saw a picture of a coven of witches in the same pose. I've never actually thought to click on "Next Blog" I'm going to now. Obviously you were mis-filed. The clerk seeking, "Funny, Punny, and Right On The Money" heard the lunch whistle blow and settled on "Nunny."

  7. Love the photo. I've often wondered what happens with the Jesus bloggers get the NOT as their "next blog" --Oh My!

  8. I don't think I've seen three religious blogs all year, Cathy, so I'm inclined to believe it's a sign. Or a design. Like a sampler...

  9. That's a hoot!! And what a frikkin' great pic, Cathy!


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